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1. Clause (4) of Article 15 has been added to the Constitution by


(A) The Constitution First Amendment Act. ✅✅

(B) The Constitution Second Amendment Act

(C) The Constitution Fourth Amendment Act.

(D) The Constitution Sixth Amendment Act.


2. The State shall endeavour to secure for the citizens a Uniform Civil Code throughout the territory of India as per –


(A) Article 40

(B) Article 43

(C) Article 44 ✅✅

(D) Article 48


3. In India sovereignty lies with –


(A) The Constitution

(B) The Supreme Court

(C) The Parliament

(D) The People ✅✅


4. The Supreme Court of India formulated the doctrine of eclipse in –


(A) Bhikaji Narain Dhakras Vs State of M.P ✅✅

(B) Bashesharnath Vs Income Tax Commissioner.

(C) State of W.B. Vs Anwar Ali Sarkar

(D) Maneka Gandhi Vs Union of India


5. The satisfaction of the President means the satisfaction of the Council of Ministers and not his personal satisfaction, held in –


(A) Samsher Singh Vs State of Punjab ✅✅

(B) U.N. Rao Vs Indira Gandhi

(C) Ram Jawaya Kapoor Vs State of Punjab

(D) Sardar Lal Vs Union Government


6. The Concurrent List was described as a ‘Twilight Zone’, as it were for both the Union and the States are competent to legislate in this field without coming in to conflict” is stated by –


(A) D.D. Basu

(B) Dicey

(C) Pyle ✅✅

(D) Ambedkar


7. Article 360 has been invoked –


(A) Only one time.

(B) two times.

(C) three times.

(D) Never invoked. ✅✅


8. The Supreme Court held in which of the following cases that preamble is not the part of the Constitution of India –


(A) Berubari case ✅✅

(B) A. K. Gopalan case

(C) Balaji Case

(D) Minerva Mill’s case


9. Article 16(4A) which gives power to the State to make laws regarding reservation in favour of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes was added by the –


(A) 75th Amendment to the Constitution of India.

(B) 76th Amendment to the Constitution of India.

(C) 77th Amendment to the Constitution of India. ✅✅

(D) 78th Amendment to the Constitution of India.


10. The protection and improvement of environment including forests and wild life of the country is –


(A) Directive Principle of State Policy

(B) Fundamental National Policy

(C) Fundamental Duty of a Citizen

(D) Both Directive Principles of State Policy and Fundamental Duty of a Citizen ✅✅


11. Originally the Supreme Court consisted of a Chief Justice and

(A) Seven other Judges ✅✅

(B) Twelve other Judges

(C) Thirteen other Judges

(D) Fifteen other Judges


12. A resolution passed under Clause (1) of Article 249 shall remain in force for such period not exceeding –


(A) Three months

(B) Six months

(C) Nine months

(D) Twelve months ✅✅


13. The President’s rule under Article 356 of the Constitution of India remains valid in the State for maximum period of –


(A) One month

(B) Three years ✅✅

(C) Six months

(D) One year


14. The power of the Parliament to amend the Constitution of India is a constituent power laid down in Article 368 by –


(A) Twenty Fourth Amendment Act ✅✅

(B) Twenty Sixth Amendment Act

(C) Forty Second Amendment Act

(D) Forty Fourth Amendment Act


15. Social, Economic and Political Justice is –


(A) an idea enshrined in the Preamble to the Constitution of India ✅✅

(B) guaranteed by Fundamental Rights in the Constitution of India

(C) a Directive Principle of State Policy taken into consideration while making enactments

(D) guaranteed to the people by the writs issued by the High Courts and Supreme Court


16. Without paying proper remuneration, labour taken from the prisoners is ‘forced labour’ and violation of –


(A) Art. 20 of the Constitution of India

(B) Art. 21 of the Constitution of India

(C) Art. 22 of the Constitution of India

(D) Art. 23 of the Constitution of India ✅✅


17. Article 51A of the Constitution of India provides for the Fundamental Duties of –


(A) Citizens of India ✅✅

(B) Public Servants

(C) All those who run public and private sectors

(D) Prime Minister and his Council of Ministers


18. The appropriate writ issued by Supreme Court to quash the appointment of a person to a public office is –


(A) Certiorari

(B) Mandamus

(C) Prohibition

(D) Quo-Warranto ✅✅


19. The power of the President of India to issue an ordinance is a –


(A) Legislative power ✅✅

(B) Executive power

(C) Quasi-judicial power

(D) Judicial power


20. The jurisdiction of Supreme Court of India may be enlarged by –


(A) The President of India

(B) The Parliament by resolution

(C) The Parliament by Law ✅✅

(D) The President in consultation with the Chief Justice of India

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